About Me

Harlem native Richard Bird is an award-winning actor, producer, host, and puppeteer. Born to Jamaican parents, RB began acting to honor his late mother. She is the designer of African Kente Crowns worn by Salt n Papa and designed jackets for Denzel Washington and Spike Lee for the Malcolm X film.  

Ten years ago, RB left the corporate world for the entertainment industry. Since then, the SAG member has found consistent work on TV shows, film projects, stage plays, and web series. He even developed his own characters Daryl and Trevor preforming with Urban Puppet Place and DiRT [Dis is Real Talk] where he reports on political news and current events.

Currently, RB can be seen as a prisoner on the ABC hit For Life, produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In addition, he has made appearances on CBS, PBS, the ID Channel, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. The star and producer of Thurman Comes Home, RB nabbed several best actor and best short film awards for the inspirational story of a homeless man who encounters an old mentor. RB also produced the documentary The House She Left Behind, which garnered awards for its poignant journey of a man becoming his mother’s sole caregiver.

RB attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (stage combat, scene study, voice over). At the Shakespeare Forum, he studied monologues under the direction of Sybille and Tyler Braunn. RB was trained in sketch comedy and group improv at Upright Citizens Brigade.

Most recently, RB joined the AEA to lead him on the road to Broadway. Pursuing his acting dream and continuing his mother’s legacy give him the resilience to chase opportunities so he can create amazing content that will impact society.

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